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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: School district's robust elective program allows kids to discover paths to passions

In 2004, I was a fourth-grader at Oak Knoll Elementary School. The first time I had ever used video-editing software was...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 8 comments | 1503 Views

WOODSIDE

Worth a Look

The Menlo Park-based dance company Menlowe Ballet, which offers audiences a blend of classical, contemporary and cultural...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1607 Views

MENLO PARK

Two arrested in connection with bike thefts in Willows area of Menlo Park

After a string of bicycle thefts in the Willows neighborhood in Menlo Park and nearby areas, detectives with the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by Chris J., on Feb 2, 2017 at 11:02 pm | 3 comments | 1937 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bonsai Japanese restaurant moves to Ladera

Five months after closing its doors on El Camino Real near Atherton, Bonsai Japanese Cuisine restaurant has reopened at the...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by really?, on Feb 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm | 5 comments | 4845 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump wants to follow despots by jailing political opposition - see: Putin. Mugabe. Castro. Burmese junta. Stalin. Lenin.

Trump emulates NIXON on his way to turning America into a dictatorship. See: Republic, Banana “If I win,” he...

Original post made by Moving Day on Oct. 10, 2016
Last comment by Barrel Oil, on Feb 2, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 4 comments | 384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Crunching the numbers on funding our schools

We went house hunting years ago with a fixed budget. We looked at similarly priced houses in six local school districts....

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 75 comments | 3894 Views

MENLO PARK

Lights that the rain did not extinguish

Rain fell in torrents at times in downtown Menlo Park on Jan. 20, the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration. But getting...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Yessir, on Feb 1, 2017 at 9:14 pm | 8 comments | 1791 Views

AROUND TOWN

Double Standard on Misoginist Attacks

Rush Limbaugh was correctly chastized for his misogynistic comments regarding Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law sudent, who...

Original post made by Double Standard on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Refugee employed in the US, on Feb 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 79 comments | 6575 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Short-term rentals for secondary units still OK

People who rent out their secondary housing units for fewer than 30 days will be able to continue to do so, until the council...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by really?, on Jan 31, 2017 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 1359 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district gets big slice of property taxes

The second in our series on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District looks at how much in property tax revenues it receives...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 31, 2017 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 1812 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Reyering to resign from board, accuses town of unmerited ethics investigation

A member of the Woodside Architecture and Site Review Board said Thursday (Jan. 26) that she plans to resign from the board...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by ASRB Victim, on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 52 comments | 4768 Views

OTHER TOPICS

As it rains, state considers continuing drought rules

The California State Water Resources Control Board is considering keeping water use restrictions in place because, despite...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Jan 31, 2017 at 11:58 am | 7 comments | 1847 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton civic center: Tying up loose ends

With the final approval of a design for a new Atherton civic center scheduled for Feb. 15, the City Council meets with the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 1370 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Electric cars pose new challenges to firefighters

Hybrid and all-electric vehicles are increasingly commonplace in Santa Clara County, with a Tesla car, a Nissan Leaf or a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Nicholas, on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 2967 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City staff recommends approval of Greenheart complex

A much-discussed project to build apartments, offices and shops totaling 420,000 square feet at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 29, 2017 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 4538 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Tree intended to shade courtyard topples in rain

A heritage oak tree that was to be the centerpiece of a new public courtyard in downtown Menlo Park has toppled, apparently...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Claude Umbro, on Jan 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 9 comments | 3404 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

How locals are responding to Trump presidency

Local public officials and residents are pledging to get involved to organize and act, locally and in concert with communities,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 29, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 36 comments | 4097 Views

OTHER TOPICS

It's official: East Palo Alto files lawsuit against Menlo Park

East Palo Alto on Dec. 29 filed a lawsuit against Menlo Park over recently adopted changes to Menlo Park's general plan...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Mid Town , on Jan 29, 2017 at 5:00 am | 1 comment | 4053 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council unanimously approves Greenheart complex downtown

About four years after its initial proposal, Greenheart Land Co.'s Station 1300 was approved unanimously by the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by no more blight, on Jan 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm | 10 comments | 2697 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters will see parcel tax measure in Menlo Park school district

A ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District voters to approve a $360 annual parcel tax that would expire after...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Jan 28, 2017 at 9:35 am | 22 comments | 4912 Views
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